Featured Chef


Chef Anthony Lauri
Executive Chef, University of Miami, Miami


Chef Lauri graduated with high honors from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. He has been a member of the American Culinary Foundation for 24 years and is a Certified Executive Chef and an American Academy of Chefs member.

Prior to working at the university, Chef Lauri worked for the Omni and Mayfair Hotels in Miami and spent 16 years as the Executive Chef at the Rusty Pelican in Key Biscayne.

Over the years Chef Anthony has received numerous accolades including over 30 American Culinary Federation medals and awards in addition to Nestle’s Southeast Region Chefs Professionalism Award.

He also coaches several junior culinary teams at Johnson & Wales Miami and has helped them win numerous medals in culinary competitions.

Chef Tony utilizes a masterful blend of local, seasonal ingredients. He believes that cooking comes from the heart and there must always be a need to succeed and grow. Chef Lauri is constantly looking at new ingredients, unusual preparations and ways to keep the students excited about food.

Click Here for Chef Lauri's Grilled Pistachio Mustard Glazed Mahi Mahi Recipe!